Thursday, December 22, 2011

Imaginisce Monthly challenge

I needed a little something to do, just a little filler :) Girls gotta have her scrappy time even during Christmas. So I looked about and what did I find but a Imaginisce challenge. I have never done one yet. So I'm a "newbie" here. :)

The challenge was a color challenge, you can see it HERE

I used core-dination paper for the tags and then imaginisce pattern paper for the decorating. I'm killing a few birds with one stone for these as I am going to use them for my co-workers gifts :)

It was fun to play!
Thanks for stopping by
xo Lisa G.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Looking like Christmas

Well it's starting to look like Christmas at our house!

We have been cleaning, shopping, cooking, preparing the baking list, and last night we put up the tree!

Now to find the staple gun so we can finish the walls and trims :)
Thanks for stopping by!
xo Lisa

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Betty home maker today!

I'm feeling more like my "old" self lately. I think it has taken awhile for me to feel settled into Vancouver life. But now that I've had my job for over a year and have gotten into a routine, I can now feel the home maker coming back. Today I decided it was time to tackle making Minestrone soup. Zoe's favourite soup. I also made biscuits with cheese, as those are Summer's favourites! I was so impressed with myself that I even took a few pictures!

I also managed to go with Eddy to get groceries from 7:30-9:00, went to the hairdresser for a dye job at 10:00, came home to do some laundry and make the soup & biscuits...oh and I made a card too.

This is for my friend Gloria's challenges for December. Die cut flower and a sketch. I actually used my cricut flower shoppe cartridge for my first flower today!

Anyhow, just wanted to share a bit of my betty home maker day.

Thanks for listening this far & for stopping by!
xo Lisa G.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

I made a little tiny itty bitty mess

I'm a clean scrapper.
I don't like disarray.
I usually clean as I'm going.
It was a challenge for me to stop, get the camera, and take a photo to prove that I do in fact craft. LOL


If you wanna snoop look at some other fun things pop on over to Cheryl's show me challenge #54

Have fun! Thanks for stopping by!
xo Lisa G.

Inspire by #2

I'm loving playing over at Laurel's new challenge blog Inspired By.

This weeks challenge is a inspirational photo and a sketch. Head on over to have a look and play along if you can!

Here's my interpretation!

Thanks for stopping by and hopefully I can stop by your creation to have a look ;)

xo Lisa

Santa Challenge

Who doesn't love a challenge that involves Santa? I like anything that involves Santa. Quick little story before my card. Harley (my 9 year old) is on the verge of not believing in Santa, it started last year. I'm pretty good at keeping the "santa" stuff completely different from the rest of the gifts under the tree. I have "santa" wrap that nobody sees and Santa needs a little help with his handwriting because it looks like it's done with someone's left hand ;) ;) So he says to the girls (his older sisters) "Santa's not real you know" to which they reply "yes he is". He then thinks for a minute "I know that Santa is Mom". The girls then reply "well you can think it's mom but if you don't believe in Santa he won't come put any presents under the tree for you, you have to believe to receive". I was very impressed with the girls at this point. He then says "well I want Santa to put presents under the tree for me so I believe". The girls then say with the most sarcastic look on their faces as they could muster up (only because they knew they had the opportunity to get away with it) "as if Mom would be such a dork to put her own presents under the tree from Santa". Oh I love my teenage girls. I believe so I receive, even if the girls are getting coal this year! ;)
Ok ok enough of my life with teenagers.....

Here's my card for the Santa challenge going over in Cheryl's corner of the world.

Luckily I had a Santa image printed from last year as I have yet to figure out now that I have a MacBook how to print my digital images. See I don't have word on this new computer, I think I may have to break down and get word or I'm going to not be able to play....and mom's that don't have playtime and have teenagers....that's a story for Lockdown on T.V. ;)

So here's mine:

If you wanna play along or have a look at all the other awesome creations following the link to Santa's challenge above.
Thanks for stopping by!
xo Lisa G.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Spreading some JOY

Evening fellow bloggers. Well I think I might be on what some call a roll! :) Today I've found two challenges I wanted to enter. One is "new to me" over at All That Scraps and the other is "new" over at Inspired By. I hope you check them both out as they are fantastic places to play!

For all that scraps I used my JOY stamp from one of my Amy R stamp sets that are sold at All That Scraps. I have many ;) For Inspired By we were to be "inspired" by her photo.

Here's my cards, also Gloria inspired (one of my crafty friends)

Thanks for stopping by!
xo Lisa

Sassy Cheryl's show me #53

I love playing along in these show me challenges over at Sassy Cheryl's mostly I think because I like looking at other people creations and space. Since I haven't created anything for a few days I'll show a little more detail of my space;
My white cabinet with the doors wide open!

 Here's a close up of the left side: top shelf: cards, papers, glue sticks, stamp cleaners, odds & sods!
 Next is my ink pads and stickles
 Then I have a box with my stamps
 another stamp shelf
 this shelf holds a box with all the swap items I have. I love this box because if I'm making something and I don't feel like making that exact embellishment I go to this box and usually find what I need!
 and last but not least is the bottom shelf; cards, couple album kits.....just stuff! ;)
Thanks for stopping by!
xo Lisa

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Candy jar

I've added a wonderful blog candy I came upon this morning to my side by - aka Candy jar. Click on the link and have a look you won't regret it ;)

We have my company Christmas party tonight. I'm super excited. It's at the Four Seasons downtown Vancouver. We also get a fancy deluxe room after the nights festivities, another reason I love my job!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's show me challenge #52

WOW, the time really has flown by. I can remember participating in some of Cheryl's very first show me challenges. Last time I played along I lived in a whole different house! I have a whole new space and LOVE it.

Here it is:

Next week I'll play along again and show you some details :)

If you wanna play along go to Sassy Cheryl's show me challenge #52

Crafting in the house!

Ok I have seriously got to take time out of my busy days to post here! I have been loving crafting so much  that time just seems to slip away.

Here's some recent creations;

Saturday, June 4, 2011


Where oh where did the time go. I'm a bad blogger. I've been working and crafting just not blogging bout it. I'll try harder. LOL I feel like a little kid in school writing lines....I will try harder to blog. I will try harder to blog. ;)

Oh I did book a trip to Disneyland. That's right. The kids and I are off to California for a grande adventure. Bummer part is we have to wait till September to do it! ;)

thanks for stopping time I'll post something crafty ;)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sassy Cheryls "show me" challenge 21!

Wow, I remember taking part in the first few Show Me challenges over at Sassy Cheryl's Blog. Now they are at 21! Hopefully I don't stay away and then they are at 42! So here's my space. I've been gutting and downsizing. I must admit, like alot of other fellow crafters, I enjoy the "buying" supplies part of crafting. But I've recently came to the conclusion that if I ever want to go on a holiday I best learn new practices around money! lol So gutting the house and seeing what I already own is a good start. And I own alot of crafty stuff! I don't use half of it. So it's time. So here's the big gut in the making;

This is the stuff in the hall that will be sold, somehow, somewhere!

 This is my table, looking a little better
 This is the cabinet looking way better! but still a work in progress. Maybe next week I'll manage to do a before and after post! lol

I've taken a picture of some flowers I'm working on for a swap;

So if you wanna have a peak at some other crafty spaces and projects go Here and look for Show Me Challenge 21 (sorry I can't seem to get the exact link to work on my new MacBook) ;)

Thanks for stopping by
Till next time

p.s. I've been eating healthier!

Monday, April 18, 2011


Wow...yet again it's been far too long since I've blogged. I've been working mostly. Not sure if it's age or learning but work is kickin' my butt! It's probably neither of those and more the fact that I'm not taking care of myself the way I used to, even just a year ago used to. It's funny how we let ourselves become not our top priority so easily. I've forgotten how good it feels to eat healthy all the time, I've forgotten how good it feels to surround myself daily with laughter, I've forgotten how good it feels to exercise daily (not every couple weeks) I was thinking someone reading this might give me some advise...shed some light...but I think I may have shed it for myself. I need to put myself back on the list. Top of the list actually. Cause like the airplane air mask theory, if I ain't breathing there's no way I can help anyone else. :)

First thing I can do, that I should always be doing, that I do most of the time, just not ALL the time, is eat healthier. Starting tomorrow I will. Like I said, this won't be a big change for me. Just needs some tweakin'.

With this nice weather who wouldn't wanna get out and walk. I think it's time. I think I'll go for a walk.

Thanks for listening....the vent felt good.

I'll check in in a week and let you know how it went. Keep me accountable will yah? ;)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sketch Support Challenge

Morning. Wow it sure has been a few days since I last blogged ;) Well I must admit I found yet another strange addiction. Well strange to most of you, but not to me. Couponing! Yay, saving money to spend on my other addiction, scrapbooking, win win! ;) So now that I have the couponing under control I can get back to my regular programming which is scrapbooking. :)

Have you heard the news? Sketch Support opened up January 1st! If you don't know what that is well I'll tell you. I think it's about THE best place to get scrappy inspired if your ever looking. Yes there's loads of other great wonderful sites, but Sketch Support is by far my favourite :) Allison Davis, find her blog HERE, used to do "sketch week" once a month on her blog. With so much naggin', beggin' and pleadin' the poor lady got tired of us all and opened up a Sketch Support blog, with the help of others of course ;)
So now we get to see her creations, along with a whole great design team, for a whole month at a time, over and over, like it NEVER ends. See THE best. So head on over and have a look if you want.
Oh right, the reason I'm posting ;)
So there's a challenge over at Sketch Support and nothing better to get my butt back to scrapbooking than a challenge. You can find the challenge HERE.
The challenge is to use the following on a double layout with the sketch provided;
-patterned paper

• chipboard

• a journaling tag or die cut

• twine or ribbon

• flowers

So here's my entry:

Thanks for reading this far!
& thanks for stoppin' by ;)
xo Lisa

Monday, January 17, 2011


Time flies, but who doesn't know that? I don't have much to say, but I can share some pictures.

Just having fun and keeping busy!